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Many myths deal with this idea. I’ve shown the artist as the creator and an unruly child or pirate as the destroyer lifting his arm and sword, in defiance. I think we all have both within us, as part of human nature but also that destruction and creation are both part of some creative activities. Recently, this was mentioned in an interview with Frank Auerbach in the Sunday Times.

Gail Altschuler The Creator/Destroyer

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